Orange County Restoration Legal Counsel

The Orange County Restoration Legal Counsel is a position within the Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department. The Restoration Legal Counsel exists to provide restoration services to residents of Orange County, including criminal record relief such as expungements and certificates of relief and debt relief such as driver’s license restoration.

The program assists justice-involved individuals who are unable to pay for court fines and fees or who are otherwise effected by the impacts of poverty. The program also aims to help alleviate the civil collateral consequences of having a criminal record.

The Restoration Legal Counsel works with the Court, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and local community partners to provide these services to Orange County.

If you or someone you know needs restoration services, or if you have questions about the services provided by the Restoration Legal Counsel, please contact Emma Ferriola-Bruckenstein by email or by phone at (919) 245-2313.